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Tuesday, August 18 2020 - 05:41
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Istanbul Airport now with its own Museum
ISTANBUL, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Istanbul Airport, Turkey's gateway to the world, breaks new grounds with a new 
airport museum available to all international passengers. The Istanbul Airport 
Museum will kick off with the "Treasures of Turkey: Faces of the Throne" 
exhibition. This elevates the airport from a global hub with outstanding 
passenger service to a venue for culture and art, presenting pieces from 
throughout Turkish history for travelers to explore. Istanbul Airport joins 
other airports such as San Francisco or Amsterdam in hosting its museum. 

Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of IGA Airport Operation Inc, comments on the opening of 
the museum: "We want to turn the time spent at the airport into an unique 
experience. Our aim is to turn our passengers attention on art and culture."

The museum also offers introductory information on 18 places in Turkey listed 
as World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO. 

The first exhibition will feature art from different eras of Turkish history

"Treasures of Turkey: Faces of the Throne" is displaying 316 different pieces 
from 29 Turkish museums. The exhibition is a collection that consists of 
several fascinating artefacts such as the "Kadesh Treaty", the first peace 
treaty known in the history of humanity. The exhibition comprises pieces of the 
prehistoric Göbeklitepe and Çatalhöyük eras, along with historic artefacts 
belonging to Anatolian civilizations and the many other periods. "With this 
museum, we have been able to gather some original artifacts under a single 
roof, which would otherwise be impossible to set eyes on at a single time", 
says Kadri Samsunlu.

The museum is open between 09:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m. every day, admission is 5 
Euro, the museum offers free admission to visitors under 8 years.

Find more impressions in this video 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1FRPpbfS8U].

Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) 

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Source: Istanbul Airport
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